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got to be asked if i wanted to boot from the CD this time - said y and then entered several times ( seemed hundreds ) but still just opened in windows - tried 3 times

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Did you use device manager to right click each of the CD ROM Drive, click remove, confirm and reboot

Have you tried CD gone patch

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Downloaded the recomended add on prog and that now has my CD Drive again showing in My Computer. Thank you.

The xp disc still would not run from a reboot with y then several enters.

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Check with set up to see if the patch reset the boot order

When windows has loaded, can you get any installation CD to run

If you want to completely erase the data on the drive, you could consider this, which will add 8 hours or so to the the install but will clear everything from the drive

To completely erase all data on the drive(s)

Download Boot and Nuke

Using Boot and Nuke
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Boot order still CD Rom

Im sorry I cant follow the Nuke system as i had to download Win Image and I did that but cant follow it on starting .

Would it be ok to format c: from Dos???
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You cannot get boot and nuke to run?
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Downloaded it and had to get Win Image - which I also downloaded but tried to open Book & Nuke and nothing seemed to work. Probably doing something stupid again but not sure what.

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Can you click using boot and nuke, it says how to create the ISO image file, which then needs to be burned as an image file, not copied to a disc, it also has a link for cdburnerxp
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Seem to have a problem - have now downloaded and cleared temp internet files and downloaded again but still am told the download has been corrupted
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Have you got another PC you can use to download it, if so, probably best to make the bootable CDR on that as well
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I wish I did have - would have put this one out to pasture
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Do you know the make and model of hard drive?
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Sorry not aware of the make and model.

Tried again 3 times to download Boot & Nuke from different mirrors but still not able to.
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I hope you can get tune up

Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot

If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.

This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Thanks Keith - have read and written all instructions - just want to confirm that I will be able to select optimizer after running Tune Up Registry Cleaner. Where is that located or is that part of the Tune up?

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